Vacancies

“I have sometimes told people … that Playcentre is responsible for my glorious career”- Dame Catherine Tizzard, NZ’s first woman Governor-General

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Session Support Worker – Beach Haven

Auckland
  • Are your passionate about Early Childhood Education?
  • Could you support parents with the running of sessions?

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic session support worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community

Closing date: Thursday 24th June 2021

Centre Advisor – Hokianga & Far North Regions

Northland

Purpose of the Role:

The Centre Advisor supports centres to seek continuous improvement through strategic and development planning to strengthen day to day practice in accordance with Playcentre philosophy and enabling satisfaction of Statutory obligations.

Closing date: Open until the position is filled

Pinehaven Playcentre Session Support Worker – Permanent role

Wellington
  • Are your passionate about Early Childhood Education?
  • Could you support parents with the running of sessions?

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic session support worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community

Closing date: Wednesday 12th May, 2021.

Finance Manager – National

All Regions
  • You will monitor, analyse and report on the organisation’s financial performance
  • You will lead the Finance team
  • A Chartered Accountant qualification is required

Lead our Finance Team to deliver sound financial services to our organisation.

What we are looking for:

  • We are looking for an energised individual, who builds great relationships and who has broad experience in Finance systems and services. You will use these skills to effectively deliver financial and other shared services across the organisation including Payroll, Accounts receivable and payable, Procurement, and from time to time Business Improvement.
  • You’ll need to have the ability to juggle multiple priorities and to use your skills to support our staff and centres to meet their financial processing, planning and reporting responsibilities.

Closing date: Tuesday 11th May 2021

 

Session Facilitator – Waterloo Playcentre

Wellington

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for one session per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to plan session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance and support the writing of learning stories.

Closing date: 7th May 2021.

Paraparaumu Playcentre – Fixed Term for a Session Support Worker

Wellington

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Support Worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for two sessions per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to support session activities and learning using child led play and positive guidance.

Closing date: Friday 12th May 2021

Session Facilitator – Picton Playcentre

Marlborough

Picton Playcentre are looking for a permanent part time Session Facilitator to support their tamariki, parents and whānau in leading great sessions. This role will be to start as soon as possible. We are looking for a motivated person who is enthusiastic, fun loving and creative to provide leadership to our parent led team for one session per week on Thursdays during term time.

Closing Date: When the position is filled.

Manawaru Playcentre – Permanent Session Support Worker

Bay of Plenty
  • Are your passionate about Early Childhood Education?
  • Could you support parents with the running of sessions?

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic session support worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community

Closing date: Wednesday 19th May 2021

Whānau Programme Lead – Lower South Island

Southland

The Whānau Programme Lead will work from our Dunedin based Regional office. This is a permanent, part-time (10 hours per week) role. Hours will be arranged in consultation with the Regional Manager based on your availability and Region needs.

Closing date: Friday 7 May 2021

Session Facilitator – Mosgiel Playcentre

Otago

The Session Fascilitator will assist parents and caregivers on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, ensuring parents are supported in their role as kaiako and children’s needs are catered for, that their play learning and development is enhanced, as well as role modelling Playcentre Philosophy and current practices. The Session Fascilitator will help centre members understand the key components of excellent practice at Playcentre, and how each person can contribute to this. They will help to foster a whānau-led culture and support emergent leadership, by helping centre members gain knowledge and understanding, and increase confidence in centre members to take on more and more of running sessions themselves.

Closing date: Friday 7 May

Session Facilitator – Cust/West Eyreton Playcentre

Canterbury

Cust/West Eyreton Playcentre are looking for a permanent part time Session Facilitator to support their tamariki, parents and whānau in leading great sessions.  This role will be to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for a motivated person who is enthusiastic, fun loving and creative to provide leadership to our parent led team for 2 sessions per week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time.  Our Wednesday session is an explorer outdoors session so if you have a strength and passion in supporting children’s learning in the outdoors, we would love to hear from you!

Applications open until position is filled

Te Ao Māori Field Worker – Upper North Island Region

Auckland

Purpose of the Role

The Te Ao Māori Field Worker is expected to provide advice to enact the strategic plan and support Playcentre with incorporating and embedding Te Ao Māori into its service.

This role is based at the Upper North Island regional office. It is a part time role, with specific hours to be decided in consultation with the Kaiwhakahaere, Hononga Māori. This position will begin as soon as possible.

Fixed term until 15th April 2022

Closing Date: 28 May 2021

 

Session Facilitator – Opotiki

Bay of Plenty

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for two sessions per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to guide session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance and support the writing of learning stories.

Closing date: 1st June 2021

Session Facilitator – Port Ohope Playcentre

Bay of Plenty

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for two sessions per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to guide session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance and support the writing of learning stories.

Closing date: Friday 14th May. 

Centre Advisor – Tauranga Area

Bay of Plenty

The Centre Advisor supports centres by

  • providing advice and support;
  • role modelling and encouraging implementation of Playcentre philosophy and good practice in centres;
  • leading preparation for Ministry or Education Review Office visits;
  • ensuring day to day actions are carried out to support compliance with statutory requirements;
  • promoting the health of each centre;
  • managing centre-based employees;
  • liaising with the regional office and the centre

Applications close:

21st May 2021

Centre Advisor – Hamilton Area

Waikato

The Centre Advisor supports centres by

  • providing advice and support;
  • role modelling and encouraging implementation of Playcentre philosophy and good practice in centres;
  • leading preparation for Ministry or Education Review Office visits;
  • ensuring day to day actions are carried out to support compliance with statutory requirements;
  • promoting the health of each centre;
  • managing centre-based employees;
  • liaising with the regional office and the centre

Applications close:

21st May 2021

Tawa-Linden Playcentre – Session Support Worker – Fixed term role for Term 2 and 3, 2021

Wellington
  • Are your passionate about Early Childhood Education?
  • Could you support parents with the running of sessions?

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic session support worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community. To assist the parent group work with children with additional needs.

Fixed term role for Term 2 and 3 2021

Closing date:

Friday 12th May 2021

Wood Hatton Playcentre – Session Support Worker

Wellington
  • Are your passionate about Early Childhood Education?
  • Could you support parents with the running of sessions?

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic session support worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community

Closing date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Oakura Playcentre – Fixed Term for a Session Facilitator

Taranaki

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for two sessions per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to guide session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance and support the writing of learning stories.

Closing date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Wainuiomata Playcentre – Permanent role for a Session Facilitator

Wellington

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for one session per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to plan session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance and support the writing of learning stories.

Closing Date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Centre Advisor – Kapiti Coast/Horowhenua

Wellington

The Centre Advisor supports centres by

  • providing advice and support;
  • role modelling and encouraging implementation of Playcentre philosophy and good practice in centres;
  • leading preparation for Ministry or Education Review Office visits;
  • ensuring day to day actions are carried out to support compliance with statutory requirements;
  • promoting the health of each centre;
  • managing centre-based employees;
  • liaising with the regional office and the centre

Applications close:  16th April 2021

Centre Advisor – Wairarapa/Upper Hutt

Wellington

The Centre Advisor supports centres by

  • providing advice and support;
  • role modelling and encouraging implementation of Playcentre philosophy and good practice in centres;
  • leading preparation for Ministry or Education Review Office visits;
  • ensuring day to day actions are carried out to support compliance with statutory requirements;
  • promoting the health of each centre;
  • managing centre-based employees;
  • liaising with the regional office and the centre

Applications close:  16th April 2021

Centre Advisor – Hutt Valley/Wellington

Wellington

The Centre Advisor supports centres by

  • providing advice and support;
  • role modelling and encouraging implementation of Playcentre philosophy and good practice in centres;
  • leading preparation for Ministry or Education Review Office visits;
  • ensuring day to day actions are carried out to support compliance with statutory requirements;
  • promoting the health of each centre;
  • managing centre-based employees;
  • liaising with the regional office and the centre

Applications close:  16th April 2021

Session Facilitator – The Key Playcentre

Southland

Purpose of the Position:

To assist parents and caregivers on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, ensuring parents are supported in their role as kaiako and children’s needs are catered for, that their play learning and development is enhanced, as well as role modelling Playcentre Philosophy and current practices. To help centre members understand the key components of excellent practice at Playcentre, and how each person can contribute to this. To foster a whānau-led culture and support emergent leadership, by helping centre members gain knowledge and understanding, and increase confidence in centre members to take on more and more of running sessions themselves.

Closing date: 9th July 2021

Professional Learning & Development Lead – Part time – Permanent

Wellington

The Professional Learning & Development Lead (PLD Lead) is responsible for the development and management of the PLD programmes and management of the PLD facilitation team.

Closing Date: 7th April 2021

Tikorangi Playcentre – Permanent role for a Session Facilitator

Taranaki

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for two sessions per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to plan session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance and support the writing of learning stories.

Closing date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Session Facilitator – Waterloo Playcentre – Permanent Role

Wellington

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for two sessions per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to plan session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance and support the writing of learning stories.

Closing date: 30th April 2021

 

Session Facilitator – Parklands Playcentre

Canterbury

Parklands Playcentre are looking for a part time Session Facilitator to support their tamariki, parents and whānau in leading great sessions.  This role will be to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for a motivated person who is enthusiastic, fun loving and creative to provide leadership to our parent led team for on Tuesday sessions during term time.

Closing Date: Friday 2nd April

Session Facilitator – Southbridge Playcentre

Canterbury

Southbridge Playcentre are looking for a permanent part time Session Facilitator to support their tamariki, parents and whānau in leading great sessions. This role will be to start as soon as possible.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Session Facilitator – Woodville Playcentre

Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Are your passionate about Early Childhood Education?
  • Could you support parents with the running of sessions and offer individual support and assistance as required?

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced  Playcentre Community.

Closing Date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Whānau Programme Lead – Upper North Island

Auckland

The Whānau Programme Lead is responsible for the effective operation and growth of programmes in the Upper North Island Region. They lead a team of Facilitators who deliver the programmes.

Session Facilitator – Miramar Playcentre – Permanent Role

Wellington

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Session Facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community for three sessions per week. You will work alongside our duty teams to plan session activities, facilitate learning using child led play and positive guidance and support the writing of learning stories.

Closing Date: Friday 7th May 2021

Taihape Session Facilitator

Manawatu-Wanganui

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic facilitator to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community.

Closing date: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Lower North Island Region – Facilitator/Reliever/Session/Space/ESW

All Regions

Taranaki, Whanganui, Kāpiti, Wellington, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa

The Lower North Island Region is searching for fabulous people to work on General mixed age sessions and/or as Space facilitators with parents and infants, and/or as relievers for both. From time to time there is opportunity at short notice to be an Educational Support Worker (ESW) for an individual child.

Please click here for the Expression of Interest Form

Closing date: Friday 16th April 2021

Newlands Tamariki Session Support Worker

Wellington

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic session support worker to join our well-resourced and vibrant Playcentre Community.

Closing date: Friday 19th February 2021

Session Facilitator – Balclutha Playcentre, South Otago

Southland

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and caring person to fulfil the Qualified Facilitators role at Balclutha Playcentre.

The successful applicant will be joining a supportive, close-knit team, dedicated to providing rich learning experiences to our tamariki and a supportive network for our whanau. 

Closing date: 9th July 2021

Session Facilitator – Clinton Playcentre, South Otago

Southland

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and caring person to fulfil the Qualified Facilitators role at Clinton Playcentre.

The successful applicant will be joining a supportive, close-knit team, dedicated to providing rich learning experiences to our tamariki and a supportive network for our whanau. 

Closing date: 9th July 2021

Session Facilitator – Clutha Valley, South Otago

Southland

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and caring person to fulfil the Qualified Facilitators role at Clutha Playcentre.

The successful applicant will be joining a supportive, close-knit team, dedicated to providing rich learning experiences to our tamariki and a supportive network for our whanau. 

Closing date: 9th July 2021

Session Facilitator Westport Playcentre – permanent part-time

West Coast

We are looking for a motivated person who is enthusiastic, fun loving and creative to provide leadership to our parent led team for two sessions per week on Wednesdays and Fridays, during school term time.

Closing Date: 12th March 2021

Are you thinking that one day you will return to full-on paid work? Do you shudder to think that you’ve gone rusty, lost your edge, lack any workplace skills and that employers will think you’re ‘Just a Mum/Dad’?

Playcentre offers us a wealth of ways to help bridge this transition. We can increase/ maintain our employability by gaining/ maintaining skills from being on team, holding a specific role and undertaking adult education.